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Tagged: New Theatre and Dance shows

A figure that is half-man, half-kangaroo is standing in a boat with Fleur Elise Nobel's unnamed character. They look like figures in a pop-up book, against a paper painted backdrop and vivid blue colour in the water. Their shadows are prevalent against the paper backdrop.

London International Mime Festival: ROOMAN

Like an immersive pop-up book or graphic novel coming to life, ROOMAN is a rich tapestry of puppetry, projection, animation, dance, music and sound.

A large chimpanzee puppet is being operated by two of the three puppeteers

London International Mime Festival: Chimpanzee

In this extraordinary and heartbreaking puppet play, a life-sized chimpanzee escapes the despair of her captive existence by piecing together memories of her childhood in a human home.

Two children cowered in a tent, a man in front of them is posed like he is falling backwards, bent at the knee

London International Mime Festival: Child (Kind)

Between dance and physical theatre, Peeping Tom’s shows astonish audiences with unsettling imagery, humour and phenomenal choreography that defies logic. This one explores perceptions of childhood.

the set is a room with a crib in it, and a hand is posed as a person walking across the stage

London International Mime Festival: Cold Blood

Dancing hands star in elaborate miniature sets, the action filmed live to become epic on a big screen. See an ingenious show animated before your eyes – ‘a total theatrical treat’ (Times).

Two people hold their hands up in the air and a third has her back turned but is facing the camera.

Diverse City: Mid Life

Three women paused at a moment in time – the menopause – talk about their fears, confront losses and invite acceptance as they unpack their real-life stories with soaring humour, honesty and rage.

Isadora Duncan on the steps of an acropolis posing in Grecian dress

Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now

A remarkable evening of performance paying tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan, a timeless feminist icon who made work that enabled women to express themselves physically on their own terms.

Ten people stand in various poses in front of a red wall which spells out 'vendetta'

Cheek by Jowl/Piccolo Teatro Milano: The Revenger’s Tragedy

Intrigue, corruption, lust and the thirst for power collide in Cheek by Jowl’s first Italian show – a ‘lavish, decadent, perverse world’ (Corriere della Sera, Milan).